Previous Year Question Papers – UPSC CSE

The UPSC Prelims examination is only for screening purposes. The marks obtained in the UPSC Prelims Paper will qualify you to take the UPSC Main examination. Those points will not be taken into account when determining their final order of merit.

There are two IAS Prelims papers with objective-type questions. Each paper carries 200 marks and only serves as a screening test.

  1. Paper-I of Prelims covers mostly General Studies and current affairs, while Paper-II or CSAT is the aptitude test.
  2. Candidate must score a minimum of 33% of marks in CSAT in order to qualify for Mains (written).

You can access the past 10 years’ UPSC question papers with answers by clicking the links below. Below are previous years’ UPSC Exam Question Banks (prelims) for the years 2013-2021:

Previous Year Question Papers – UPSC CSE Prelims

UPSC Prelims (General Studies Paper I – 2021)UPSC Prelims (CSAT Paper II – 2021)
UPSC Prelims (General Studies Paper I – 2020)UPSC Prelims (CSAT Paper II – 2020)
UPSC Prelims (General Studies Paper I – 2019)UPSC Prelims (CSAT Paper II – 2019)
UPSC Prelims (General Studies Paper I – 2018) UPSC Prelims (CSAT Paper II – 2018)
UPSC Prelims (General Studies Paper I – 2017)UPSC Prelims (CSAT Paper II – 2017)
UPSC Prelims (General Studies Paper I -2016)UPSC Prelims (CSAT Paper II – 2016)
UPSC Prelims (General Studies Paper I – 2015)UPSC Prelims (CSAT Paper II – 2015)
UPSC Prelims (General Studies Paper I – 2014) UPSC Prelims (CSAT Paper II – 2014)
UPSC Prelims (General Studies Paper I – 2013) UPSC Prelims (CSAT Paper II – 2013)

Previous Year Question Papers – UPSC CSE Mains

Click on the following links to learn more about other IAS Mains Papers/UPSC Exams:

G-DRIVE LinksUPSC Question Paper

UPSC Question Papers from 2014 to 2022 (CSE, IFoS, CDS, NDA, CISFF, IES, etc)

Previous Year Question Paper: Below are links to previous year’s question papers for all UPSC exams, not just the Civil Services Exam (CSE). Aspirants writing other exams like IFoS (Indian Forest Service), CISF (Central Industrial Security Force), IES (Indian Engineering Services), etc. You can find the corresponding question papers from the above link. For CSE prelims and mains: UPSC-CSE-previous-year-question-papers.

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